Ophthalmology

About Texas Children's

Children from around the world who need surgical treatment for eye disorders and plastic surgery of the eyes visit Texas Children's Ophthalmology Division. The most common problem corrected with surgery by our ophthalmologists is strabismus, which is an eye muscle imbalance commonly known as crossed eyes, lazy eyes or wandering eyes. Both children and adults are surgically treated for strabismus by the physicians at Texas Children's Specialty Care Austin.


Conditions & Services

Conditions we treat include:
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Strabismus (eye misalignment)
  • Amblyopia or decreased vision (lazy eye)
  • Eye, eyelid, and orbital bumps (hemangiomas, dermoids, styes, etc.)
  • Eyelid diseases
  • Eye infections such as conjunctivitis (“pink eye”)
  • Eye trauma and corneal abrasions
  • Glaucoma
  • High myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Juvenile arthritis evaluations
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Tumors affecting the visual system
  • Diabetic retinopathy screenings
  • Other congenital eye problems

Adults with:

  • Strabismus (eye misalignment and double vision)
Services we offer include:
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Cross-sectional imaging of the optic nerves and retinas
  • Ocular photography
  • Oculomotor testing (eye movement testing)
  • Refractions
  • In-office procedures
  • Surgical procedures